JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT

  • location: New York, NY
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $20 - $25 per hour
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job description

Position: Junior Accountant

Department: Finance

Salary Grade: Non-Exempt

Statement of the Job :

The ideal candidate is highly proactive, a self-starter, tech savvy, and extremely organized. You are someone who pays attention to details, works independently on a variety of activities and operates with confidentiality. You strive for excellence, have exceptional communication - both verbal and written skills - and adapt quickly to changes of schedule or circumstances.

Essential Functions :

  • Process monthly customer billing, including generation of invoices
  • Maintain customer listing and billing schedule in alignment with customer contracts
  • Review A/R aging reports and monitor collections, ensuring accurate and timely process of cash receipts
  • Process bank deposits and perform monthly cash reconciliation
  • Participate in revenue recognition discussions
  • Maintain master vendor listing, including W-9 and 1099 compliance
  • Process invoices and maintain A/P record keeping, ensuring timely payment to vendors
  • Process employee expenses, including verification that reimbursable expenses are within company guidelines
  • Prepare general ledger entries by maintaining records and files
  • Assist with month-end reconciliations and reporting related to billing, cash receipts, and accruals
  • Develop process improvements to drive automation to streamline recurring processes
  • Assist with other projects and other administrative duties as needed

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Accounting / Finance
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Business is preferred
  • Demonstrable experience with GAAP and basic accounting principles
  • Excellent computer skills and standard office technology, including working knowledge of MS Excel (pivot tables, VLOOKUP, etc.)
  • Very detailed oriented and conscientious
  • Highly effective communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Energetic, proactive and positive attitude; highly motivated
  • Must be a self-starter who can handle multiple projects with competing priorities with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work within a complex and constantly changing, fast-paced, demanding work environment

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